Metals Monday 12 April 2021
12 April 2021

‘Serious’ fire at Light Brothers site put out

An investigation has been launched following a “serious” fire that broke out at an East Sussex recycling plant owned by metal recycling firm Light Brothers on Friday (9 April). [caption id="attachment_141615" align="alignright...


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7 April 2021

Crews still at scene of metal recycling plant fire


Fire crews remain on the site today (7 April) of a fire which occurred at a metal recycling plant owned by Morris Metals in Balby, Doncaster. According to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, eight fire crews were initially ...

30 March 2021

Exporters welcome reopening of Suez Canal


Exporters of recyclable materials and shipping lines have welcomed the refloating of the Ever Given container ship which has been blocking the Suez Canal. Admiral Osama Rabie, chairman and managing director of the Suez Canal ...

26 March 2021

Exporters monitoring impact of Suez Canal blockage


A close watch is being kept on the progress of the Suez Canal Authority in freeing the giant container ship the 'Ever Given' by exporters of recovered paper and metals. As yet it is generally seen as a watching game with the hope ...

18 March 2021

Global Recycling Day marked around the country


Global Recycling Day is being marked across the country today (18 March), with dozens of companies and organisations launching schemes. Now in its fourth year, the initiative is spearheaded by the Global Recycling Foundation (GRF...

17 March 2021

Alupro study ‘supports variable-rate DRS’


Most consumers find the concept of a variable-rate Deposit Return Scheme “easy to understand", the Aluminum Pa

15 March 2021

EMR unveils electric handler at Liverpool site


European Metals Recycling (EMR) has unveiled its first electrically-enabled material handler in the UK at its site at Liverpool Alexandra Docks. The company says the £2.3 million investment will pave the way for the site to “...

15 March 2021

Coventry trials car recycling reward scheme


Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has set up a pilot initiative in Coventry whereby motorists can exchange their old cars for £3,000 of ‘alternative travel arrangements’. After handing over their cars to be crushed for scrap...

5 March 2021

NWH Group acquires J&J Stanley Recycling


NWH Group has acquired the business and assets of fellow waste management company J&J Stanley Recycling in Blaydon, Tyne And Wear, for an undisclosed sum. The Scottish waste management firm says the deal will add approximately...

26 February 2021

HSE fines Southport waste firm 


Southport skip hire and recycling company, Johnsons Scrap Metal limited, has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000, after an employee sustained “serious injuries” to his arm, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ...